English dictionary



Hint: Click 'Bookmark' to add this page to your favorites.

English verb: apologize

1. apologize (communication) acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing


SamplesI apologized for being late.
He apologized for the many typoes.


Synonymsapologise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Entailacknowledge, admit

2. apologize (communication) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning


SamplesRationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior.
He rationalized his lack of success.


Synonymsapologise, excuse, justify, rationalise, rationalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)defend, fend for, support


Narrower (hyponym)color, colour, extenuate, gloss, mitigate, palliate, plead









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk